Sharon McCloskey: Could you help me by becoming a stem cell donor?
A MUM with leukaemia is asking people to become stem cell donors.
Sharon McCloskey (43) has three sons and was diagnosed with leukaemia in February. Doctors have told her she needs a stem cell transplant and as the west Belfast woman has a rare tissue type it is proving difficult to find a match.
Ms McCloskey is urging people to join the donor register to help those with blood cancers.
The process is simple. A swab of your mouth is tested in a lab and two charities, the Anthony Nolan and DKMS, will both post you a swab kit which you return by post.
Meanwhile, a donor registration evening is taking place tonight at Clough Primary School, near Ballymena in Co Antrim tonight, in aid of 10-year-old Thomas Millar who needs a bone marrow transplant.